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Asamoah Gyan’s Lawyer To Testify In Ra*pe And Sod*omy Case

Asamoah Gyan celebrating after scoring a goal  during the ACQ  at the Accra Sports Stadium in Accra, Ghana© Christian Thompson/Backpagepix

Update on the ongoing trial of four suspects, Osarfo Anthony, Ekow Micah, Sarah Kwablah, and Chris Handler, accused of allegedly conspiring to extort money from Asamoah Gyan, is that, Gyan’s lawyer, Kissi Agyabeng, is the next witness to testify in court.

On Thursday, 20th October, 2016, when the case was called, lawyer Kissi Agyabeng was in court. When the trial judge asked the prosecutor if he has any other witness to testify in the case, lawyer Kissi raised his hand and said he is the next witness. He however could not testify because he had to go to another court for a case.

Lawyer Kissi’s Scheme

First witness in the case, in the person of Asamoah Gyan’s manger, Samuel Annim Addo, told the court that Osarfo Anthony was doing publications on the once viral Gyan and Sarah Kwablah rape and sodomy allegation last year.

A witness in the case, Nii Amarh Armateifio, a worker at 3 FM at TV3, approached Osarfo and asked him to stop the publication and that whatever money the latter’s media house, GHBase.com, will lose, they are prepared to negotiate for Asamoah Gyan to pay to kill the story.

Osarfo, insisted the whole proposal be put on paper and signed; something both parties agreed and did. On the day Asamoah Gyan’s manager met Osarfo and gave part of the agreed amount, the police arrested Osarfo and later charged him for extorting money from Gyan.

According to Asamoah Gyan’s manager, Sammy Annim, it is Gyan’s lawyer, Kissi Agyabeng, who directed him on the whole scheme to get Osarfo arrested. To achieve what? Lawyer Kissi shall reveal that in court in the next hearing.

Lawyer-To-Lawyer Cross-Examination

The next hearing is expected to be an interesting one; as lawyer Ampaw and lawyer Lampting Apanga, shall be drilling lawyer Kissi Agyabeng under cross-examination. A learned friend, cross-examining another learned friend will certainly be an interesting one; since they both understand each other’s language very well. Lawyer Ampaw promises to make more shocking revelations about Gyan during cross-examination of lawyer Kissi.

Investigator Discharged

The Investigator for the case, Richmond Ayayi, who came to court to testify, has finally been discharged. The Investigator, who is no longer a worker in the Ghana Police Service due to interdiction – for allegedly stealing GHC 20 million and several bars of gold from an Indian company in Osu, told the court that he has been reinstated. Asked to bring his reinstatement letter to the court, he could not produce it till his discharge from the case.

Lawyer Ampaw Exposed Investigator

Lawyer Maurice Ampaw who is the defense counsel for the 3 accused: Osarfo Anthony, Ekow Micah, and Sarah Kwablah, exposed the Investigator by telling the court how the Investigator, doctored the voices of the four accused by stitching their voices together, so that when one listens to their conversations, it sounds or appear as though they planned evil against Gyan.

He also told the court how the Investigator deleted some voice recordings which the latter knows can help Osarfo and the others prove their innocence in the trial.

Audios Thrown Out

The court has therefore thrown out the audios because they turn out to be mere pictures and a video in the court’s records, labelled as Exhibit C– which the prosecutor and the Investigator, could not identity.

Next Hearing

The case continues on Thursday, 3 November, 2016.

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